Work to restore a monastery on the divided island of Cyprus has brought Turkish Cypriots together with Greek Cypriots, and Muslims with Christians.
Lore stretching back to the dawn of Christianity says this monastery sits directly over a fresh-water spring created by one of Jesus' first disciples, St. Andrew, while he was waiting for winds to pick up so he could continue his ship-borne travels.
On Monday, the 29th of September/12th of October 2015, seventeen senior students of the Saint Sava Orthodox Christian Seminary of the Patriarchate of Serbia visited the Patriarchate. They were accompanied by their teacher, Mr Radomir Vrucinic and father Budimir Kojic, as well as by a group of pilgrims from Russia.
On October 16, 2015, clergy and laity of the Romanian Orthodox Church solemnly met the relics of St. Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, at the Bucharest airport. The relics were brought from the Simonopetra Monastery on Mt. Athos, reports Afonit.info.
The Thailand Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Khmer version of the Orthodox Prayer Book at the request of the Orthodox faithful in Cambodia. Thus the initiative group composed of both Orthodox Khmers and Orthodox Christians from traditionally Orthodox countries who reside in Cambodia, has completed its year-long work.
Greetings by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Participants of the Fourteenth Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church on the “Vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world”22. October 2015 - 13:01
Your Beatitudes, Eminences and Excellencies!
On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus I extend fraternal greetings to you on the occasion of the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church on the theme of the family.
The members of the 5th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Tuesday 13th October, 2015, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.
Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Eminence Archbishop Paul (Antiochian Church); His Grace Bishop George (Russian Church); His Grace Bishop Irinej (Serbian Church); His Grace Bishop Mihail (Romanian Church); His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Grace Bishop Ezekiel (Assistant Bishop); His Grace Bishop Seraphim (Assistant Bishop); His Grace Bishop Nikandros (Assistant Bishop) and His Grace Bishop Iakovos (Assistant Bishop).